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Jun
21
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Hey, look at that. There's no spoilers in the title. It's almost like some stuff went down that you should know about during the War of the Gods Week 2 Top 8. So if you want to go watch the archive, go here or here. Otherwise, I'm gonna be talking about stuff down below. Continue...
Jun
20
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As Season 2 of Injustice 2 and the Pro Series dawns on us, we have the first batch of standings to ponder and the top ten contains some obviously very familiar names....but also some less familiar ones, especially to those who don't follow the undercurrent of the scene too closely

Huge congratulations to @Tweedy for topping the table at this early stage, as is to be expected given his triumph at the recent Combo Breaker 2018. The rest of the top 12 are all quite familiar, with defending champion and resident God of Fighting Games, @SonicFox5000 making the top 3. Continue......
Jun
20
Slips and Hippo are back with another episode of the Slips and Hippo Show! We talk about all things WOTG, including a very special presentation courtesy of Red Raptor and Slips that is sure to get your attention, as well as some thoughts about character loyalty, MK at E3 (or the lack thereof), fighting game accessibility, TYM and how it could be better, and Gilgamesh. It's a great show, and I hope you guys like it! Continue......
Jun
19
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This is it. Raiden might finally have some dirt that takes him from Bottom 5 to Top 2. Finally, after months of being ragged on and treated like garbage, the Defender of Earthrealm may finally get his moment to shine. It is all within this thread, brought to you by STB Kompetitor and STB Shujinkydink. Continue...
Jun
18
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Hey you. Yeah, you. The one just looking at this on the front page. Don't think I don't see you there. I also didn't see you in the War of the Gods week 2 pools on Sunday. That's alright though, we got you covered with the Top 8 update. Looking like a rough time this week in losers, Semiij's weekly streak might finally be coming to an end. Continue...
Jun
17
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Hey y'all

I know that i have not been active at all with this game, however i am starting to come back, and decided to learn Enchantress.

Here is my contribution to the Enchantress forums and other people who may be interested in picking her up. Most of the combo videos and guides have very primitive and lack luster combos and setups, so i came up with my own.

Please enjoy! Continue...
Jun
15
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If you follow the War of the Gods scene at all (we post enough about it here that you should) you would be familiar with Noble Rewind, consistent weekly placer, overall NRS top player and all around nice guy. He posted some sad news on Twitter and he's looking for some help from the FGC if you can spare it. Continue...
Jun
14
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In the latest edition of ScrewAttack’s hugely popular Death Battle series, Wiz and Boomstick pit Injustice 2’s very own Doctor Fate with Marvel’s Dr Stephen Strange in a battle of the arch-sorcerers that pits the Spirit of Nabu and servant of the Lords of Order against the Master of the Mystic Arts and defender of reality! Continue......
Jun
14
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As I'm sure most of you know there was no MK reveal at E3 and as disappointing as that is, it's the truth. I'm sure there are still some hoping for a reveal soon, as am I (Ed Boon EVO is coming up;)).
However, in an interview on Wednesday Ed himself acknowledged that NRS have broken their release cycle, saying that he didn't realize that we the fans had caught on to it... and unfortunately said that they have nothing to reveal... not just at E3 but in general:(
So no MK11... no Injustice 3... no nothing... Continue......
Jun
13
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It's Wednesday, so y'all know what that means: MK11 wasn't announced! So while you are dealing with that heartbreak, go check out some Injustice 2 action with the Season 1 Week 1 War of the Gods Top 8. Continue...
Jun
11
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So yeah, Mortal Kombat is a thing that has been around for 25 years (as of the console edition release). Feel old? You should, this series is as old as I am. To celebrate this momentous occasion, our friends at Dojo Oculto hosted a tournament for the OG Mortal Kombat games. Continue...
Jun
10
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War Of The Gods Season 3! - 10 Weeks + a Finale - $5,000 overall

Sign up: https://smash.gg/tournament/warofthegods-s3-w1/details

Watch live: https://www.stream.me/war

More Info: https://info.stream.me/studio

We are going to need some love tonight in the chat, help spread the word! Continue...
Jun
08
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So those of you who follow him on Twitter may have seen Tom Brady pitch the idea for a "FGC Morning Talk Show" where people would come to talk about the FGC and get updates on current events around the community. The idea has moved forward with an episode 1 and a GoFundMe to help keep this thing up and running! Continue...
Jun
06
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Coming at you a little bit early, we've got this week's line up for The Clash. Got some Injustice, got some DBZF, got Mr. Aquaman and Echo on mic, should be in for a good time this Friday at 7 PM EST. Continue...
Jun
06
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Registration is now OPEN (and FREE) for tomorrow evening's BCF Online Injustice 2 Tournament! Compete for $250 in cash prizes and points towards a BCF Feature Match in 2019! Sign up on @smashgg here: http://smash.gg/bcfo1
Jun
05
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So @Slips and I have decided to try our hands once again at a podcast specifically centered around Injustice 2 and the NRS scene. For our pilot episode we talk about Combo Breaker, weak mentalities in fighters, Slips' love of the Ninja Turtles, and his family's alleged association with the Italian Mob. We may make this a regular thing, so let us know what you think!

If you wanna give more direct feedback, Slips and I are both on Twitter at @Slipkicks and @KingHippo42 respectively.

UPDATE: There's now an MP3 link! Thanks to @JTB123 for the advice.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3m9kwas6kaj1rpn/Slips_and_Hippo_Show_Ep_1.mp3/file Continue...
Jun
04
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Join the Body Count Fighting team at Machinima Studios in Burbank, CA for BCF6 -- a series of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5, & Injustice 2 show matches where players compete for bragging rights and championship belts in their respective games.

The show starts at 5:00PM and will be streamed on YouTube and Twitch.

Full line up after the break!
Jun
01
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Starved of MK content? Feeling drained in the never-ending wait for the MK11 release trailer? Me too, but I come bearing a solution: the latest Warrior Shrine, hot off the presses from @JangoGM and @Temp!

It’s worth noting this is the ‘Season 2 Finale’ according to Jango, though where he defines Season 1 and 2 as beginnings exists only in Jango’s head (as do many things). Continue......
May
30
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The origin of Mortal Kombat was a mooted video game adaptation of the classic Jean Claude Van Damme flick, Bloodsport.

One of the legacies of that heritage is a character who began life as an adaption of JCVD’s character Frank Dux (himself based on a famous martial artist who was either Anderson Silva before Anderson Silva or was talking absolute nonsense). This character would have been the main character of the original game but, as the Bloodsport adaptation was reworked into something new, he retreated into the background and became a more direct reworking of Jean Claude Van Damme himself. Continue......
May
30
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The rebirth of Mortal Kombat, and the team behind it, from a team within Midway Studios to Netherrealm, an autonomous studio under the auspices of WB has brought an almost total increase in quality. Compare the last efforts under the Midway label to the last two attempts under the Netherrealm label: Armageddon and MKvDC, almost unanimously considered the worst games in the history of the franchise, versus Mortal Kombat X and Injustice 2, which, from an objective perspective, are almost certainly the best.

Graphics relative to the competition, gameplay, balance, meta, story mode, marketing, everything has improved massively. There can be no doubt that the enhanced time and funds afforded to the team under WB has massively improved the overall quality of the games, even if it has arguably come at the ‘commercialization’ of the franchise through the addition of multiple guest characters.

One thing that has actively regressed, however, to the point where it is demonstrably worse than... Continue......